I played this excellent 18 hole parkland course just north of Glasgow on 18 March 2011. Clober is only 4824 yards, Par 66 off the Yellow tees and was playing even shorter as some Winter tees and greens were still in play due to frost and recent heavy rain and snow. In the circumstances, the course was in surprisingly good condition. Although most of the course was pretty flat and easy walking, there were some ominously severe looking hills, as in this view from the side of the 1st green. The course is pretty compact, with several tees in view from some greens, so the map on the scorecard was invaluable. Even so, my navigation skills were tested to the full - and yes, the 14th really does go up that improbably steep hill!
I played the opening holes reasonably well and was pretty confident of playing such a short course in under net par. There are some seriously good holes at Clober and some that although short, require absolute accuracy. This is not my strong point at present as my alignment problems over Ardeer demonstrated so scoring well would still be a test. My favourite hole at Clober was the short 109 yard par 3 5th, as shown here. A Winter green was in play reducing the hole to around 90 yards, so anything other than dead straight would be severely punished. I managed a good par but this was a lovely looking hole.